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presidential candidates settled in to watch the results as they come in tonight. president barack obama has been in chicago all day. mitt romney want to boston this morning to cast his vote before flying out for more campaigning. we have team coverage on the two candidates. we go to the president supporters in chicago. we begin though, with rita williams with romney supporters in boston. [cheers and applause] >> well, mitt romney senior strategist took to the stage to ref up the crowd. no real news but you can see the crowd here is beginning to grow. meanwhile, i am told that mitt romney is across the street in a hotel room with his wife, ann, his five sons, 16 of his 18 grandchildren. but right before he went in there he had one last thing to say about this long campaign. >> i am very pleased. i feel like we put it all on the field. left nothing in the locker room. we fought to the very end and i think that is why we will be successful. >> no would of, could of, should of. the governor seamingly satisfied with the campaign he has run. [cheers and applause] as for the supporters some are d
traffic has been halted now for little more than an hour. >>> barack obama is back home after securing a second term in office. the president first lady, and their two daughters returned from chicago, aboard air force one, landing at andrews air force base. president obama won almost all the key swing states last night and then swept most western states, pushing him to victory over mitt romney. before leaving chicago today, the president made a surprise visit to this campaign headquarters in that city. volunteers reportedly broke into applause when he arrived followed by smiles and tears. the president also called key congressional leader from both parties shortly after election. the congress remains divided with republicans keeping control of the house and democrats holding onto the senate. the president's victory ended up being a little bit more lobsided than expected. our janet is live tonight directly down, trying to count the numbers of the voters that pushed him over the top. >> reporter: as you can see here, they are packing it up at the san francisco democratic headquarters. to
to explain why the man supporters say the obama administration is going back on a promise. >> reporter: the group left about 15 minutes ago. they came about three dozen people to support this person. jesus who they say should not be deported. i asked them what makes his case different from other immigration cases. >> we are the dreamers. >> reporter: this small group wants to send a big message to immigration officers and president. >> undocumented. >> he's not a criminal. he's a good person and needs to be out here with us, with his family. >> reporter: her 26-year-old cousin has been in detention for two months. he was arrested at home by immigration agents for crossing the border from mexico twice without documentation. his parents first brought him illegally when he was four years old. >> jesus has no criminal past or record. >> reporter: his attorney says he worked and paid taxes but in 2008 immigration officials deported him and his father. what makes this case unique is he cross the the arizona border back to the u.s. without documents two months later and although presi
in chicago with ken pritchett, and president obama. >> reporter: accords to the white house schedule, air force one should touchdown in chicago. any minute, mr. obama will spend election day in his adopted hometown of chicago just as he did four years ago. president obama ended his final day on the campaign trail in the swing state of iowa. this after he made a campaign stop in another swing state, ohio. ♪ [ music ] and the commander in chief started his day with the boss, bruce springsteen in wisconsin. three swing states. his chicago supports, such as lou walsh, and her daughter spent their day volunteering on the phone. >> who are you calling? >> calling people in iowa, and wisconsin basically. so swing states. >> reporter: in downtown chicago, we visited an obama field office. the volunteers here, most are local, but some are from the golden state. >> i, like many californians went out here to help. i went out to chicago about four days ago. >> reporter: here to work the battleground states, where the polls indicate the president overall has a slim lead. for most of the president's
and blue states we are and forever will be the united states of america." president barack obama was concilatory in his victory speech after defeated governer mitt romney...... a victory that was projected just 17 minutes after the polls closed in california. "depending on your views it was a mercifully quick election." pete haas is a political science prefessor who attended a party held by the master of public administration group...... he finds it strange how everything turned out. "it was interesting to see how things unfolded obviously president obama won relection which i think pleased most of the attendees." the attendees were a collection of grad and undergrad students who gathered at the saint claire hotel to witness american hior "america's never been about what can be donefor us it's about what can be done by us." the president of the mpa marlene gaucin was excited about the group hosting it's very first election party. "it's very excting this is the first year that this type of event has been done by this organization, we definitely appreciate the turnout." the next mo
. . >>> a spontaneous celebration. president obama has been reelected. there are many bay areaations still up in the air. >> election workers are tabulating thousands of ballots cast in the east bay. >> reporter: that's right. even though the presidential election has been called, these boxes are still being counted. they have many semi trucks waiting behind this. some ballots are being delivered by car. the red envelope contains cards and the blue boxes contain the vote by mail ballots. so far voter turnover -- t turn- out is about 34%. >> if it's close, they've got to get their victory, any state, in that 20%, so they will wait for us to process them. that 20% for us could be 60,000 ballots and could take three or four days to count. >> election staff can't go home until all of the precincting deliver their ballast. -- their ballots. these workers will be up late into the night to make sure everything gets processed. >> and more results now. measure a is winning so far. that means an $11 parcel tox will be over the next six years to help fund the community college district, assuming it passes. >> ric
is connected to tuesday's u.s. . >>> with less than three days until election day both president obama and mitt romney crisscrossed the country in an all out sprint towards the finish line. >> we have almost forgotten what a real recovery looks like and what americans can achieve when we limit government instead of the limiting the dreams of our fellow americans and that is about to change. [ applause ] >> romney ended his day in colorado, but i started across the country in new hampshire and then appeared in iowa and ohio. polls show mitt romney and president obama running neck- and-neck. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy, not changed. refusing to answer questions about details of your policies until after the election, that has definitely not changed. >> president had some star power, singer john mellencamp and kate walsh opened for him in iowa and singer katy perry appeared. >>> there were long lines of voters in the critical swing state in ohio. president obama's re-election campaign had gone to court to chala plan by ohio to cut back on early voting. supreme court
presidential campaign behind him, president barack obama used his first major remarks since reelection to dive right into a showdown over the looming fiscal cliff. >> we are serious about about reducing the deficit. we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. >> a group of middle class miles an hours, the president staked his position for crucial negotiations develop the white house and capitol hill. extending a negotiation with both parties meeting with him next friday. they warn the combination of tax cuts set to expire and automatic federal spending cuts poised start kicking in on january 1st could put the country back into a recession if a compromise is not reached. the chief negotiator, house speaker, said on friday that raising taxes is not the answer. >> everyone wants to get our economy moving again. everyone wants more americans back to work again. raising tax rates will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> reporter: without an agreement the average american household
that walmart appealed. opponents say that they have not decided whether they will appeal. >>> president obama tried to appeal to average americans to that in his latest effort to avoid the on-coming fiscal cliff. with time running out, there's hopeful talk but no real solutions. >> reporter: backed by 15 million americans, president obama says that he's optimistic about avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff, while at the same time pressuring law makers to get it done. >> i'm asking americans all across the country to make your voice heard. tell congress what a -- >> reporter: extra $2,000 in taxes next year if congress can't reach a deal by december 31st. republicans and democrats are at odds over taxes and entitlements, on taxes, the president wants them raised over $250,000. and the republicans disagree and instead want to cap them at 50,000. >> we're willing to put revenues on the table, as long as we're not raising the rates. >> reporter: balking at cuts to medicare, medicaid. and. >> we have already agreed to a trillion and a half dollars in cuts. in this session of congress. >> reporter:
more taxes -- and that is who should pay more taxes. the tax rates president obama wants does not solve the problem say the opponents. >> we take the president's deal that he has brought to the table. do you know how many days that pays for the federal government? not eight days, not eight months, eight dayless. >>> house minority leader nancy pelosi anticipates an agreement by mid-december but she says democrats will not accept the plan that fails to include a tax hike for the wealthy. >>> an environmental justice group claims that cancer causing dust from the chevron refinery in richmond is linger. five samples contained high levels of carcinogens. a public hearing on pollution control improvements at the refinery is set for tomorrow morning in san francisco. >>> the head of a houston based energy company who's oil platform in the gulf of mexico exploded last week today spoke publicly about the two workers killed in that blast. the explosion happened friday at a black elk energy platform. 11 people were injured. four seriously. two workers jumped from the burning rig in the
in virginia today where polls show a very close race. whereas president obama returned to the campaign trail in benefits. >> he says that he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> new york's mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama for election. the -- climate change. and criticized mitt romney's visiting stance on global warming. consumer confidence jumped last month to its highest level in five years. the conference board research group says that its confidence index rose just above 72, has given consumers a sunnier economic outlook. the index stood at 68 points in september. ninety points is considered a sign of a healthy economy. >>> that report combined with a boost last month in private sector jobs -- the dow industrial gained 136, nasdaq rose by 42, the s.m.p. had its best day in six weeks. shares in -- after hours training. profits for the social networking giant came in above forecast. the company also boosted its projected revenues. shares are up 7% from the market'
either way it depends on who you ask. >> reporter: president barack obama and mitt romney see one number in two very different ways. just litch -- listen to supporters chapters. >> four more years,. >> four more days. >> so, monthly unemployment numbers take on different interpretations especially when they are released on the friday before a presidential election. president barack obama and his runningmate focused on 171,000 new jobs add to the economy. >> this morning we learned companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> created 5.4 new private sector jobs. >> reporter: for the first time there are now more workers in america than when the president took off in january 2009. mitt romney says look at a different number. we learned it is 7.9%. that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than what barack obama took off. >> reporter: hiring barely kept up with the population and 12 million people can not find a job. polls show americans think the economy and jobs are the major issues this time. back to you. >>> o
that it was an electrical fire but the exact cause is under investigation. >> they should go after me. >> barack obama's blistering response to critics. who is he defending plus his first comments of the petreas affair. >> the good news for consumers and why the fisher men call this the last of the wild west. >> temperatures have peaked, how much cooler you can expect for thursday, and when several of the storms move back in for our local forecast. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. with over 200 varieties, keurig makes brewing a delicious cup of coffee simple. how does it brew such great coffee? well... inside the brewer are these green fields of coffee, and if you travel up this mountain, there's this huge coffee grinder. and then the coffee lands in this cup and water rushes through. actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >> a pil
. it is now down to the finish line today president obama and republican candidate mitt romney used the numbers to their favor. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney see one number in two very different ways. just listen to their supporters chants. >> four more years, four more years, four more years. >> four more day, four more days, four more days. >> reporter: president obama and his running mate vice president joe biden focused on new jobs added to the economy. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> we created 5.4 million new sector jobs. >> reporter: there are now more workers in america than there were when the president took office in january of 2009. but that includes an increase in the number of people who can only find part time work. mitt romney says look at a different number. >> today we learned that it's actually 7.9% and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: hiring has barely kept up, and more th
to vote as much as they did four years ago for president obama? >> president obama is a national election. 2008 was a very different kind of election. this was the very beginning of the financial crisis that has gripped the country for the last four years. it brought millions of people unemployed. barack obama kind of came in on a wave of excitement and a lot of people were behind, maybe people who weren't even democrats or independents or leaning republicans got around the excitement that surrounded his candidacy. then he started to make decisions. there's often long drawn out struggle. essential trench warfare between the special interest groups and congress. i think a big part of it is we have now seen four years of what's happened under the administration and he's had a lot of policy successes if you look at his record but there's also been a lot of conflict and i think for young people who are expecting the nature of politics to really change, that the character of washington would change dramatically, which it hasn't, i think that's part of it. the newness of his candidacy has worn
into the middle class. >> reporter: president obama crossed almost the entire country today speaking in new hampshire and ohio before heading to colorado. stevie wonder helped wow the crowd. mr.obama says voters in swing states have registered 81 million new voters. >> the question of this election comes down to this, you want four more years like the last four years or do you want real change? >> meantime mitt romney branched out beyond swing states. promising to turn the blue state red on tuesday. more than 20,000 people waited for hours to see the gop nominee. obama is ahead of the keystone state by about five points. they launched television ads over the weekend. pennsylvania offering 20 electoral votes. >>> the vice presidential candidates also offered a choice. >> this is not your ordinary election. >> republican paul ryan campaigned in three states today drawing one of his biggest crowds ever. he criticized president obama for not meeting with republican candidates before. >> we have seen this movie before, massive tax cuts for tháeu. >> reporter: joe biden and his wife jill campa
center where romney will either celebrate a win, concede or continue to wait. meantime president obama's campaign ends tomorrow in his adopted home toun of chicago where democratic volunteers made their final calls on the 2012 campaign. when all is said and done, the focus will be on swing states, and one in particular. reporter nicole collins reports on the candidates' final push for ohio and why it is so pif toll. >> thank you, ohio. what a welcome. thank you. >> oh. oh. >> battleground, ohio, it's 18 e lek trorl college votes and reputation for picking president haves the candidates clam moring for its undecided voters. >> america's got a choice to make. you in ohio, you've already been making the choice because you've got early vote. >> between vote campaigns, more than 40 visits in the last six months, and a combined $116 million on advertising, now they hope their investments lead to high voter turnout. >> i want to make sure that we get everyone to the polls either now or on tuesday. >> ohio voters have chosen the winner in the last 12 presidential elections. a real clear politi
. president obama got an up close look today at the devastation. he toured the jersey shore with republican governor chris christie. reporter kraig boswell joins us live to talk about the long road ahead, and the problems that remain. >> reporter: julie, good evening to you. president obama, governor christy landed just to our north here. we're in north atlantic city along the boardwalk here. the northern part of the boardwalk that is no longer there. the president said help is on the way. they will not rest until everyone has rebuilt. words, optimistic words that people here really needed to hear so they can figure out what to do next. >> catastrophe, it's going to take a long time to recover from it. >> reporter: in some areas, people are able to begin cleaning up. crews are pumping water out of flooded dwellings, and residents are throwing out possessions ruined by the storm. >> i grew up around here, never saw anything like this before. >> reporter: a total of 6 million people are still without power. limited transportation services are causing more headaches for those trying to get ba
cars. >>> a war of words waging tonight between the white house and top republicans. president obama bristled and senators, for their criticism of u.n. ambassador rice. five days after the attack in benghazi, libya. rice said it appeared an anti- muslim film sparked protests that got out of hand. the republicans say they don't trust rice and the president is defending her. >> for them to go after the u.n.ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi. and was simply making a presentation on intelligence she had received, and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> rice's name has been mentioned as a possible successor to hillary clinton. senator mccain says he will do anything to block her confirmation. >>> the ceos of ten major corporations went to the white house and discussed with the president the looming fiscal cliff. president obama and the ceos talked for about an hour, but specific details were not revealed. on wall street, stocks fell sharply again today. the dow industrials lost 185 points. the nasdaq dropped 37 today. both the nasdaq and dow are now at their lowest le
that out. >> president obama and chris kristie met with residents. >> i don't know what to do. >> reporter: many homeowners have no flood insurance and the water remains. >> with power out like lie for days yet, gas stations rationing fuel. in manhattan traffic is move bug power is still out. officials today confirmed 110 homes there's no that downed power line fire. new jersey's seaside park -- roller coast, a similar it will of what may be the costliest storm in history. >>> new york city mayor bloomberg did the honor this morning reopening the stock exchange after a two day shutdown. they are running on generators. stocks closed slightly lower. analyst say investors will a lot of information digest. >>> there's still a chance sunday's race will be called off. city officials have the final word and must determine if it's safe enough to hold the race. >>> and red cross relief heads east. what the organization is asking people here to do to lend a hand. >>> it is a rare case to prosecutor. robert honda was in the court as a school principal accused of violating a school law of reporting po
20. president obama is set to lay out his agenda tomorrow. in six minutes, the address that may shape america's economic future. the bay area's crab season is set to open next week in time for thanksgiving. fishing for crab is already underway, it is an early indicator of the commercial season. fishing boat captain say they are seeing full crab pots on iran and even those crabbing peers say they are happy with their take. >> every trip we made clear getting full traps. >> saturday i was here for five hours and got nothing but monday i got eight. >> a menace to agree on a price which is not always the case. and firefighters will deliver critical emergency information before they arrived. they received a $10,000 donation to pay for the equipment. the chief said the ipad could help firefighters in situations like the san bruno pipeline explosion. >>> there is now a sketch of a man accused of trying to kidnap a teenage girl this week and a better description of the truck may be involved. oakland police created this sketch. the man grabbed a 14 -year-old girl near 100 third and internation
. it is now a political issue over when the barack obama administration knew what prompted the attack. spontainious reaction from a muslim video or terrorist. briefing lawmakers in september. now, impressions of the meeting are next. >> so much of this confusion a rises because of the difference between what is lastified and what is unclassified. >> he told us it was a terrorist attack. that the terrorists were involved from the start. i told him my questions i have a different rechraeugz of that. >> reporter: he says he had no development in the talking points used by rice. in early dis the embas door pointed to the film and pointed to the cause. >> if they are unclassified at an early stage. >> he wassad little about his affair. >>> it had northing to do with the way he handled be nghazi. >> he was not under -- benghazi. he was not under oath while he testified. >>> in washington, emily schmidt. >>> jill kelly and her twin sister visited three times eating two courtesy meals at the white house cafeteria and getting a tour of an aid. it was a request for an investigation into a thre
a cornerstone of regional stability and peace. >> reporter: president obama called israeli prime you're many more netanyahu committed to -- >> i have agreed with the president that israel and the united states will work together to prevent the smuggle of arms to the terrorist organizations, the vast majority of which comes from iran. >> reporter: egypt has taking taken the lead in mediating and alleviating the bloodshed. >> i think that the egyptian government has investing a lot of effort and in a sense prestige in this -- so i think they will be trying very hard to make certain that this ceasefire does hold. >> reporter: earlier wednesday, a bomber struck a bus in a quite neighborhood in tel aviv. the international neighborhood quickly condemned is this attack but just hours before the ceasefire, a spokesman called it a quote, "heroic operation." but there's still a long road for peace in the middle east. i'm april williams reporting. >> a bankruptcy judge ruled it that hostess -- hostess now has the green light to sell off its brand and terminate the jobs of its 18,000 workers nationwide,
>>> what's next for the nation? president obama returns to the white house triumphant but a divided congress awaits him. >> four more years for the approximate, but the balance of power didn't change. can congress put politics aside. compromise has been elusive. >> reporter: the house and senate are essentially the same as before the election. what could be different is a new attitude. president obama and his family returned to the white house tonight. >> hey guys. >> hello mr. president. >> reporter: no doubt hoping for warmer relations with the republican controlled house of representatives. >> mr. president, this is your moment. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner indicated a new willingness to work with the president. >> we want you to succeed. let's challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> reporter: but can the speaker make deals with the white house and still satisfy tea party republicans. >> i'm not sure i see that changing over the next few years. >> reporter: us
zip jacket. the second man is described as 5'9". >>> president obama is sedge -- scheduled to address the nation tomorrow. since returns from chicago he has not being holding any public meeting. president obama is expected to talk about the looming fiscal cliff. >> i'm really proud of all of you, and what describe -- >> reporter: president obama wiped away tears as he thanked his campaign staff following the election win. mr.obama talked about his work as a community organizer coming full circle and he told his staff they will do amazing things. his campaign released this video. >> reporter: just days after the election one republican leader says this is the lowest point the party has ever seen. ktvu's maureen naylor is live now in los altos where republicans are looking at the disconnect with voters and what's ahead for the future. >> reporter: there's 100 million registered republicans, tuesday was a tough night for them. and tonight we asked what the republican party needs to do now. >> i was disappointed. >> reporter: the santa clara political major voted for romney. >> i think in
of the shooter or the get away car. >>> president obama addressed the so called fiscal cliff today in his first public comment since election night. he said that he is open to compromise but as nicole collins reports he also laid down one major condition. >> i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> reporter: president obama drawing a line on the sand saying any agreement on deficit reduction must include tax increases on the wealthy. >> we have to combine -- i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner reiterating his plan. the speaker saying he's unwilling to raise taxes but is open to new revenue by eliminating some tax deductions and loopholes. >> by lowering rates and cleaning up the tax code we know we're going to get more economic growth. it'll bring jobs back to america. it'll bring more revenue. >> reporter: with their starting points for negotiations defined both parties agree a deal must be reached or the economy will fall back into recession. >> i was encouraged to hear speaker boehner agree that tax and revenue is a priority.
to watch. this rain sitting there that long. >>> first lady michelle obama unveiled the white house christmas decorations today and she said this year's theme is joy for all. >> the joy of giving and service to others. the joy of sharing our blessings with one another and the joy of welcoming our friends and families into our homes over the next several weeks. >> the guests were military families and their children. this year the white house has 54 christmas trees. the largest tree features decorations made by children who's parents are stationed over seas. >> if we're luck enough to be able to (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> the tug of war over same sex marriage in california may be resolved in the next few days. the supreme court is about to determine the future of prop 8. we're live at city hall to find out what officials are doing to pr
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obama is scheduled to tour the new york city area on thursday and will be briefed on the rebuilding effort. >>> volunteers in contra costa county went to work tonight preparing some much needed supplies to send the people back east who are in those storm damaged areas. heather holmes is live where boxes of donated goods will soon be shipped out. >> reporter: frank for more than five hours tonight this baseball shed was bustling an assembly line of volunteers hoping to solve the big problem thousands of miles away. take a look this is the result. 97 boxes of everything from sleeping bags to two way radios sealed and ready to go. >> this is great. fantastic. >> reporter: from gold weather clothes,. >> we have some diapers and wipes. >> to baby items. >> reporter: to other essential supplies. the donations just kept coming. >> nice, nice that's great. >> reporter: and nunan was just surprised that they kept coming. >> seeing all that stuff as an adult where i spent a lot of my time as a child i had to be involved. >> reporter: so he rallied the local baseball community and turned the e
is not intended for children. >>> president obama made history as the first american president to visit cambodia and myanmar. the president met with myanmar's democratic leader, and a former political prisoner. in the past two years, the country formally known as burma has moved quickly to become democratic. in a speech, president obama called on myanmar to keep moving forward. >> flickers of progress that we have seen must not be extinguished. they must be strengthened. they must become a shining north star for all this nation's people. >> his next stop cambodia. the president was critical of that country's poor record on human rights. >>> it won't be looking a lot like christmas this year in one southern california town. >>> back here in just ten minutes. the rain is coming our way, but it's going to be slow in getting here. the umbrellas will be >>> this month's deadly house explosion in indianapolis, indiana is now being investigated as a homicide, not an accident. investigators are looking for the driver of a white van seen in the subdivision on november 10, the day of the explosion. the yo
those who wore america's uniforms. >> president obama took part in the traditional ceremony at arlington national cemetery. he laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown and the playing of taps. >> after a decade of war our heros are coming home. over the next few years more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life. they'll take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. >> mr. obama pledged to help veterans recover from injuries and to get jobs. veteran days also falls on the 11th day of the 11 month which is when world war i ended. >>> people paid tribute to veterans, ktvu's anne rubin was in petaluma where hundreds gathered to salute veterans. >> my brother is a marine. so we both support him. he just got back from afghanistan. >> reporter: from afghanistan to iraq to world war ii, petaluma honored veterans from everywhere. >> it's like a huge kinship. >> they say this day means the world. >> look at them here. they're just all caring, they're crying, they have tears for people. >> reallily warms your heart and makes you fee
voters support president obama. while 48% say they're voting for his republican challenger mitt romney. >>> the candidates returned to the campaign trail this morning after several days off. >> right now we could be putting more people back to work now. fixing roads and bridges, making sure our schools are state of the art. >> reporter: the president is expected to travel nonstop until election day hitting the all important battleground states. he has set to return to ohio tomorrow. >> i'm going to reach across the aisle and meet with democrats who love america just like you love america, and there are good democrats like that. >> romney is expected to attend rallies in ohio and wisconsin tomorrow. >>> president obama received a big endorsement from new york city mayor michael bloomberg. he used this week's storm to highlight the president's warning about global warming. >>> the victim's wife says she still hasn't been allowed to see her husband's body. >> wilbur bartly's family shared photos and put out a plea. >> this is such a sad sad moment. not because of just what's been taken fr
million dollars. president obama is scheduled to meet with business leaders to discuss proposals to avoid the cliff. those concerns combined with the veterans day holiday, stocks flat-lined with both the dow and the nasdaq showing only fractional news. >>> the cal group is planning to ask the board of c.s.e. about me credits to graduate or repeat courses or take more than a full-time load. cse officials say the goal was to push students to graduate faster and free class space. but student groups say that it punishes students. the trustees are set to meet tomorrow and wednesday. the bay area wildfire season ended today and that means a shift in staffing and equipment. most crews are heading home tonight. and it also means a rerouting of resources. cal fire still says it has good 100 staff in the area and it mobilize in case of a fire or weather-related disaster. the chp launched today, a campaign against drowsy sleeping. police say that driving drowsy, is just as dangerous as driving drunk. >> if you're drifting in lanes, you could hit other drivers. et cetera. >> drowsy driving caused mor
, and monday and tuesday. first lady michelle obama is going to present youth radia with the youth -- that teaches young people how to produce radio programs and it was chosen out of 350 nominees. >> we'll see you the next time that news breaks, and tonight, an i'm gasia mikaelian. and tonight, the tug-of-war over the oldest building in -- county. but we're always through for you on ktvu.com. good night (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters.
obama visits new york. his promise today to a region hit hard by superstorm >>> in tonight's special report the oakland police department will be sending out two chaplains to any officer involved shootings. the policy is in response to recent uproars over such shootings. as debra villalone reports some say the department's focus is in the wrong place. >> this goes underneath my shirt. >> reporter: a minister who wears a bullet-proof vest. >> i throw my little hat on here and let them know that when i'm on the crime scene there's a chaplain. >> reporter: volunteer police chaplains are called to comfort survivors as they did during the oikos shooting, and to confront officers as they did the day cops were gunned down: now they're training for another scenario. >> there may be time when a police officer does something wrong. >> reporter: when an officer kits a suspect. chaplains will be dispatched to soothe and defuse community outrage. >> they are going to be there to give support, prayer, they're going to make it better. >> reporter: it's a direct response to protests raging for month
for the difficult and delicate cease fire talks taking place in egypt. president obama reportly talked for the third time in 24 hours with egypt's president who's trying to broke a deal and secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in reist reel. >> advance the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians palestinians alike. >> reporter: this afternoon i spoke with cnn correspondent who said people on both sides now want more than just a temporary cease fire. >> reporter: all of this talk that it's going to be this way or that and getting to that is a very difficult thing to do. >> reporter: in the meantime she says palestinians and israelis will stay calm until a lasting resolution. >>> you can go view her story. >>> just one week after clearing his name, the puppeteer for sesame streets eale moe is stepping down. kevin last a lawsuit filed today of him having sexual relations with an under aged boy for a two-week period. expects more legal action in the coming weeks. personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work sesame street is doing and cannot allow i
obama talked for the third time in 24 hours with egypt's president. he's trying to broker a real. and hillary clinton arrived in israel. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes stability and advances the security and legitimate operational of israeli and pelestinians alike. >> reporter: i spoke to now cnn correspondent sarah sidner who says people on both sides now want more than just a temporary seize fire. >> all of this talk that is going to be this long or that long they really want a permanent solution. getting to that a very difficult thing to do. >> in the meantime she says pelestinians and israelis will settle for a cooler heads come a more lasting resolution. rita williams, ktvu news. >> we have posted our unedited interview with sarah sidner. >>> in san francisco tonight, dozens of people came out to observe the 14 trend gender day. the mother of newark transgender teen arajo, spoke to the crowd. 265 transgender people were killed around the world from november last year to november this year. 15 of them liveded in the united states. >> the great majority of
,000 spots were reserved for victims of superstorm sandy. president obama spoke of the aftermath of that disaster in this weekly address to the nation. >> right now as we begin to prepare around our tables, there are families in the northeast who don't have that luxury, they've lost homes, possessions even loved ones, and it will be a long time before life gets back to no more for them. >> the president praised efforts from both the government and private citizens who rolled up their sleeves and get to work because it was the right thing to do. >> volunteers -- feeding the less fortunate is a thanksgiving tradition. william cecil says that one thing never changes, the need a lot help not only during the holidays, but everyday. >> it's why the volunteers are so important. just don't come on thanksgiving and christmas, but come all during the week of every year. >> at saint anthony's, volunteers say that gave out up to 5,000 meals this year. >> the sail invasion army planned to deliver 5,000 meals to the home bound. go to ktvu.com for a list of charities that need your help this h
arrived. >>> president obama offered thanksgiving greetings in his weekly address and gratitude tonight blessings that miles per hours enjoy. >> the ability to spend time with the ones that we love, to say what we want, to worship as we please and know there are brave men and women defending our freedom around the globe. >> the president noted that many on the east coast are still recovering from superstorm andy and thanks everyone for pitching in to help their neighbors. >>> president obama was among those making a point of shopping at a locally owned store this afternoon. the president and his daughters visited neighborhood bookstore in arlington, virginia. he bought about 15 books to give as christmas presents. >>> california may soon be one of the few states that require students to learn cursive handwriting. 45 of the 50 states are moving towards abandoning penmanship in an era of keyboards and cut and paste. opponents of cursive say it's no longer necessary and printing is sufficient. supporters say good hant writing help motor skills and is a symbol of personallality. >>> champ
with president obama as soon as this week. >> republican senator john mccain backed off from fiery criticism of susan rice about the 9/11 attack against the u.s. diplomatic post in benghazi libya. >> i think she deserves the ability to explain herself and her position just as she said. but she's not the problem. the problem is the president of the united states who on -- in a debate with mitt romney said that he had said it was a terrorist attack, he hadn 't. >> rice has maintained she based her statements on protesters on cia intelligence available at the time. four americans including u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens were killed. >>> police are making progress in recovering some 2 million donations made to the salvation early. police in toronto said earlier in the year they discovered a person had made off with donations of toys and good. tips led them to a trailer where they found toys and food. >> officers did find toys, personal items as well. items that were donated to the salvation army. >> the salvation army believes that the men were working inside. they have been overwhelmed
behind obama's plan. prez also met privately today today with small business owners. the white house hopes to convince republicans to tax increase for the wealthy and extend tax cuts for middle class. they're meeting is scheduled for the first week in december. >> the fiscal cliff loomed large on wall street. the stocks delined a mist concerns. dough fell 89 point. retailers boasting record sales for sign or monday. a survey shows online sales rhodes 30%. compared to same lime last year. that make it is the biggest online shopping day ever. researchers sate number of people shopping with their smart phones jumped more than 70%. >> a new program is giving potential home inners neither bay area some home. officials in oakland this morning to announce city lift fm. offers down payment assistance. the program a joint effort betweenwells for a foe and the unity council to revitalize neighborhoods. >>> a great holiday season experience 250 families are going tote to get a $20,000 down paint towards stabilizing many of the neighborhoods in oaklandened surrounding cities. >>> city lift fm ap
obama's proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff. boehner said no progress was made. boehner accused democrats of not being serious of real spending cuts. but democrats say republicans are causing the hold up. the proposal consisted of $1.6 trillion in higher taxes, they also wanted 50 billion for infrastructure. the president in return approved spending cuts this year and legislation for saving up to $400 million for programs like medicare over a decade. >>> former rivals president obama and governor romney spoke in private. and what they said remains in private. the white house did release a photo and reported that they had white turkey chili and south western chicken salad. when romney arrived, a man ran up to him and said something. secret service quickly ran up to him. >>> imagine running the equivalent of a marathon a day. patty lee shows us what inspired a 25-year-old san francisco woman to spend the past five months making this cross country journey. >>> it took four months, 3,200 miles and 12 pairs of running shoes to get here: but this morning kelsie harrison ran to and through mari
was relieved this painful allegation has been put to rest. >>> president obama began a series of meetings today to discuss the ways -- the president met with labor leaders in washington this morning. the leaders said they support the president's proposal to raise taxes on thewetiest americans while preserving middle class tax cuts. the president is said to meet with business leaders tomorrow and congressional leaders on friday. >>> those concerns along with renewed worries about greece's economic future left stocks lower at the day's end. the dow lost 58 point, the nasdaq shed 20. >>> silicon valley leader sis ko shooting higher after hours following an earnings report. the networking company said earnings rose 18% over the last quarter exceeding $2 billion. shares are up more than 7% after the closing bell announced its results. >>> a new outlet mall in the east bay is already seeing record sales. officials say an estimated 350,000 visitors stopped by for the four-day opening weekend. shops opened up last thursday to huge crowds. many stores reported record -breaking opening saeshlgs and there
house officials say neither woman met president obama. >>> a potentially deadly plot is foiled. see who tipped off police about a young man's plan to open fire during a showing of the new twilight movie. >>> and back here in just a couple of minute, i will time out the weekend's rain right into sunday where there's no rain forecast. >>> a 14-year-old (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> vallejo police say they have arrested a 14-year-old boy for kidnap, sexual assault and attempted murder of a 65-year- old woman. the elderly victim told police the teen kidnapped her at gunpoint at a parking lot about 4:00 yesterday afternoon. the woman is from solano county. she was later found in a ditch bound by duct tape. >> we did have a conservation with the victim. she's incredibly smart insightful woman. >>> the teen made a ransom call. he was arrested afte
obama pardoned two turkeys today in what has become annual thanksgiving event at the white house. the president, along with his daughters gave the relieve to cobbler the turkey. an alternate named gobbler was also pardoned. >> they say that life is all about second chances. and this november, i could not agree more. >> the first family also continuedity own tradition by going to a washington food bank to hand out food to those in need. >>> a lot of toothbrushes, toothpaste. >> lynn soto has a son serving in afghanistan. she started asking friends for items to create christmas care packages. the response is overwhelming. starting saturday, she plans to start filling the packages to send to the troops. >>> decision time. the secretary the interior goes face-to-face with a family trying to >>> part of ocean beach remains closed this hour. the san francisco puc says contaminated water burst through a man hole cover. it flooded the parking area and promenade, then spilled onto the sand and throwed into the ocean. officials say the pumping station was operating at full capacity, but t
from president obama and others. american express says over 100 million people shopped locally during last year's small business saturday. >> and just as all of those shoppers flocked to stores for door busters, walmart stores across the nation are preparing to walk out the door and go on strike. amberly is outside of a walmart where workers demonstrating. >> reporter: 20 minutes ago, we saw two dozen protesters walk inside this walmart store as part of the demonstration, they started to gather around 8:00 as part of a protest by unhappy walmart workers and supporters. community and union activists joined the employees in protesting against the retailer, they want walmart to pay better wages. >> they don't listen to us or recognize us. we are forced to do this. >> reporter: workers say they want better working conditions. dominic wear says his job is pulling grocery carts together 10 to 15 at a time. >> it is wear and tear on my back. i will like to see more materials that we need to get the job done. back braces and shoe supports. >> protesters handed out flyers and asked shoppers
family's christmas tree arrived today by a horse drawn carriage. the first lady michelle obama, sasha, malia and bo were there to meet the tree. >>> letter carriers are delivering more and more packages about 10% more every year. the postoffice needs new revenue. postal officials told me today starting in three yet unannounced san francisco neighborhoods, people may get online purchases delivered in as little as two hours. >> we're very much into instant gratification, it's nice that the postoffice is doing that. >> reporter: amazon says it does same day delivery in some items. wal-mart just started doing it with their own employees delivering. this first in the nation pilot program just in time for christmas is limited to just 10 still unnamed retailers. this order by phone or internet before 2:00 p.m., you get it between four and 8:00 p.m. cost about $10. >> sometimes we're in rush to get stuff, so that sounds really good. >> reporter: the postoffice expects to make up to $50 million next year just here in san francisco. and may expand this to other cities nationwide. expect this pr
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